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Elizabeth Southerden Butler, Lady Butler (1846–1933) self-portrait, 1869 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler [née Thompson], Elizabeth Southerden, Lady Butler (1846–1933), military painter, was born on 3 November 1846 at Villa Claremont, Lausanne, Switzerland, the elder daughter of Thomas James Thompson (1812–1881) and his second wife, Christiana Weller (1825–1910). Unusually, her education and that of her sister, the poet and essayist ...

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A. F. Sieveking

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Charles, James Henry (1851–1906), landscape and genre painter, was born at Warrington, Lancashire, on 5 January 1851. His ancestors, who were French, settled originally at Caernarfon and owned fishing and cargo boats which traded with Anglesey. His father, Richard Charles (1823–1893), was a draughtsman and cabinet-maker who designed the mayor of ...

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Collinson, James (1825–1881), genre painter, was born in Mansfield, near Nottingham, on 9 May 1825, the youngest of the three children of Robert Collinson (c.1770–c.1830), a prosperous bookseller, and his wife, Mary (c.1785–c.1860). Little is known about ...

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L. H. Cust

revised by Douglas Fordham

Cranch, John (1751–1821), genre painter, was born at Kingsbridge, Devon, on 12 October 1751. Little is known of his life prior to the exhibition of his first painting at the Society of Artists in 1791, Burning of the Albion Mill, when his address was given as ...

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Crowley, Nicholas Joseph (1819–1857), genre and portrait painter, was born on 6 December 1819 in Dublin, the son of Peter Crowley. He began his training at the art school of the Royal Dublin Society at the age of eight, and then moved to the ...

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Fildes, Sir (Samuel) Luke (1843–1927), illustrator and genre and portrait painter, was born on 18 October 1843 at 22 Standish Street, Liverpool, the fourth of the ten children of James Fildes (c.1813–1858) of Manchester, mariner and shipping agent, and his wife, ...

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Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes (1843–1927) self-portrait, 1911 © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer John Hammond

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Tayler, Albert Chevallier (1862–1925), genre painter, was born in Leytonstone, Essex, on 5 April 1862, the youngest of the seven sons of William Moseley Tayler (1813/14–1893), solicitor, and his wife, Elizabeth Sarah, née Warren. After attending Bloxham School, Oxfordshire, he studied at Heatherley's School of Art...

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Wolf, Joseph [formerly Mathias] (1820–1899), wildlife painter, eldest son of Anton Wolf (1788–1859), a farmer and Hauptmann (headman), and his wife, Elisabeth Probstfeld (1792–1867), was born in Mörz, near Münstermaifeld, in Rhenish Prussia, on 22 January 1820. His birth certificate gives his name as ...

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Joseph Wolf (1820–1899) by Lance Calkin, 1890 © The Zoological Society of London